Ara Celi and Robert Godines founded Matador Men's Grooming after gaining years of experience as Rooster's franchisees. They wanted to bring the same quality of service to a venue that felt a little more local, like a classic barber shop. They and their barbers still partner dashing, close-cropped haircuts with shaves, head and face massages, and hot towel wraps. They also offer waxing services particularly focused on grooming the eyebrows, and hair tinting to banish the flecks of grey that show up as people age or slowly become statues.
At Solstice Salon & Spa, most of the pampering services concentrate on improving clients' complexions. The menu includes PCA chemical peels, microdermabrasion treatments, facials, and Red Carpet face-lifts, which can electrically erase fine lines and wrinkles for up to 72 hours, or the duration a blue whale can hold its breath. The staff members provide services for the rest of the body, too. They remove hair during waxing sessions and add it during eyelash extension appointments, which alleviate frustrations caused by eyelash curlers and mascara.
Style Me Trendy Hair Studio’s Demetria Collazo has spent 16 years in the beauty industry. In that time she’s kept pace with the latest hairstyling trends, sculpting fashionable and modern cuts for her clients. As a color specialist, she also infuses hairstyles with vibrant highlights, and she also offers manicures and pedicures.
Jasmine Brock wears many hats, but it doesn't stop her from having a great head of hair. Over the last 14 years, her makeup-and-styling work has been showcased all over––in film, television, print, and New York Fashion Week. Today Jasmine continues to hone the craft and also educates a new generation of stylists out of her own Pure Glam Hair & Makeup Studio. Guests can solicit Jasmine or one of the salon's other master stylists for a bold cut-and-color treatment, or request a private makeup consultation to transform an old scarecrow into a hot dinner date.
In a whirlwind of mist, vibrant hues, and scissor snips, Gloria Christina can craft a classic do. Her precise cuts can be accompanied by moisturizing deep-conditioning treatments and subtle highlights or bold reverse-ombre color. She can also wrangle a vintage pinup look or detailed braided updo. But her work doesn't stop with hair. Gloria accentuates eyes and lips with vivid colors and expertly decorates digits with nail shaping, cuticle care, and high-end OPI polish.
At 29 Eleven Hair Studio, Roger Rubio puts into practice the techniques he learned as a Pivot Point-certified Master Designer. His range of talents never fails to impress his clients, who rely on him to execute everything from natural highlights to edgy, mohawk-inspired updos. Rubio's service menu reflects his diverse skill set and includes Brazilian blowouts, therapeutic oil treatments, and multiple kinds of extensions. But, true to form, the ambitious stylist isn't content to just offer hair services; rumor has it that his menu will soon include PCA skincare treatments, as well.